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Google Summit focuses on equitable learning

March 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Educators from all over the state came to campus Thursday for the Arizona Google EdTechTeam Summit, which seeks to help them learn how to better use technology. The workshops had instruction on everything from using Google Geo Apps to creating your own emoji.

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GCU degree is one of Burgett’s badges of honor

March 23, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Phoenix Police Commander Lori Burgett counts her 2002 GCU degree in Public Safety as one of her most proudest achievements. “Getting a bachelor’s degree was something I wanted to accomplish, and it was something I needed to move ahead,” said Burgett, a 29-year police veteran who oversees 175 officers in the Community Relations Bureau. She was one of few women in the Phoenix department when she joined in 1987.

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Students get relevant look at trauma of severe injury

March 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

After her near death experience on St. Patrick’s Day 2016, Nichola Drake has recovered thanks to round-the-clock care by her father and daily rehabilitation sessions with College of Education instructor Ted Telepak, director of Rehab Without Walls. Thursday, Drake spoke with Telepak’s COE students, who benefited from learning about her journey.

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Hospitality students get first-hand experience

March 16, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Hospitality Management program gives students a grip on the industry with first-hand knowledge. The Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) program teaches students core business principles while offering applicable work experience at properties owned and run by the University, including the newly constructed Grand Canyon University Hotel, Canyon 49 Grill, GCU Golf Course and Lope House Restaurant. “We have professionals who are in the industry, we offer a business-based approach to learning a career field, and the learning lab is all the GCU properties,’’ said Dr. Randy Gibb, the CCOB dean.

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Slideshow: Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

March 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Ralph Freso and Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau The seventh annual GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer was a mix of serious runners and participants who were just fine with walking the course, but everyone had one thing in common: They were united in the battle against the dreaded disease. The event included a 5K, a 10K and a Cancer Survivors Walk. And there was plenty of other things for kids, some of them cancer survivors, to do. They were led by the race starter, 6-year-old Jace Hyduchak.  

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There were no limits to inspiration at Run to Fight

March 11, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The stories of perseverance and determination always are everywhere you look at the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, and so it was Saturday as nearly 2,000 participants took part in the seventh annual event. But no one could match the inspirational performance of Larry Chloupek, who competed even though he has only one leg.

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Teachers’ teamwork has taught them a lesson, too

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jim Mostofo, a College of Education professor, is bringing his expertise back to the K-12 environment by team teaching an Alhambra High School math class with GCU alumna Mayra Diaz. Their Algebra 1-2 students benefit from the co-planning and co-teaching by the instructors, and the experience also has given Mostofo new ideas for instructing future teachers in University classes.

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Winning formula: GCU athletes collect items for needy

March 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It’s only natural for athletes to try their best to win, but members of GCU’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee have extra incentive this month: They’re aiming to help the needy by collecting backpacks, toiletries and canned foods in a contest sponsored by the Western Athletic Conference.

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Run to Fight film is filled with motion and emotion

March 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Shooting a video of Jace Hyduchak, race starter for the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on Saturday morning, was a labor of love for GCU Digital Film major Tyler McDonald, and it showed. It won Best Documentary on Sunday in the GCU Film Festival.

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Strong showing by GCU students in DECA event

March 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Collegiate DECA of GCU students came through with another strong showing recently in the recent Arizona Career Development Conference at Arizona State University. Three GCU representatives finished first, and a total of 12 of the 18 who entered earned the right to attend the International Career Development Conference next month in Anaheim, Calif.

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